International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1949-4270   |  e-ISSN: 1949-4289

Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2021, Vol. 16(2) 366-381

The Analysis of the Relationship Between Internet Addiction and Loneliness in Science and Art Education Center (Bilsem) Students

Alev Orhan & Eda Gürlen

pp. 366 - 381   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2102-09-0003.R1

Published online: May 27, 2021  |   Number of Views: 186  |  Number of Download: 551


The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between internet addiction and loneliness levels of the gifted high school students studying at the Turkish Science and Education Center; the relationship analysis is carried out on the basis of different variables. As the goal is to present the current situation, descriptive survey model is preferred and used in the study. Internet addiction scale and UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) Loneliness Scale are used as data collection tools. Unrelated groups t-test is used while analyzing the obtained data to determine if there is a meaningful difference between internet addiction and the variables. Kruskal Wallis H test and Mann Whitney-U test are preferred to see if there is a meaningful difference between the UCLA loneliness scale and the variables. At the end of the research process, it is found that the gifted high school students studying at the Science and Art Education Center didn’t have internet addiction; however, according to the findings, they experience a high level of loneliness. Finally, according to the findings of the research study, the variables of gender, daily internet use period, and parents’ education level didn’t cause any meaningful difference in the internet addiction level and in the loneliness state of the gifted students.

Keywords: The Gifted, Internet Addiction, Loneliness

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Orhan, A. & Gurlen, E. (2021). The Analysis of the Relationship Between Internet Addiction and Loneliness in Science and Art Education Center (Bilsem) Students . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 16(2), 366-381. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2020.345.17

Orhan, A. and Gurlen, E. (2021). The Analysis of the Relationship Between Internet Addiction and Loneliness in Science and Art Education Center (Bilsem) Students . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 16(2), pp. 366-381.

Chicago 16th edition
Orhan, Alev and Eda Gurlen (2021). "The Analysis of the Relationship Between Internet Addiction and Loneliness in Science and Art Education Center (Bilsem) Students ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 16 (2):366-381. doi:10.29329/epasr.2020.345.17.

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